Honeywell Names Katherine L. Adams Senior Vice President and General
Peter Kreindler to Retire After More Than 17 Years at Honeywell
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 27, 2009 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today
announced that Katherine L. Adams has been appointed Senior Vice President and
General Counsel, effective immediately. Adams will report to Honeywell Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote.
Adams succeeds Peter Kreindler who will retire after serving as Honeywell’s
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for more than 17 years.
“Kate is a terrific selection for General Counsel,” said Cote. “Her outstanding
work since joining Honeywell has added rigor and focus to Honeywell’s core
legal processes, especially in protecting the business’ intellectual property,
supporting successful mergers and acquisitions, managing human resources and
labor issues, as well as resolving the company’s legacy environmental and
remediation matters. These experiences, on top of her background in private
practice and public service, position her well to take our legal department to
the next level.”
“Peter built a world-class legal department at Honeywell and has been a leader
in shaping the company into the diverse and global company it is today,”
commented Cote. “His dedication to the importance of integrity and compliance
has made Honeywell a more admired and respected company among our peers,
customers, employees, and investors. I have depended on him for his thoughtful
perspective and careful counsel in the wide range of complex issues that
confront a company of our size. He leaves the company and the law department
much stronger than when he arrived and I thank him for his many
Adams joins Honeywell’s senior leadership team and will be responsible for
leading the global legal strategy, health safety and environment, government
relations, and compliance programs for the company’s 128,000 employees in more
than 100 countries.
She joined Honeywell in 2003 as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel –
Litigation, and most recently served as General Counsel for Honeywell’s
Specialty Materials business. Prior to joining Honeywell, Adams served as an
Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and New York University, and
was a partner at the law firm of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in New York.
Previously, she was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor,
and a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice.
Adams was elected Order of the Coif and graduated with honors from the
University of Chicago Law School. She received a B.A. degree with honors from
Brown University in 1986.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100
diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide
with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes
and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.
Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York,
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Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
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